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encourage/reward good behavior, ignore bad behavior Children learn incredibly quickly and learn a lot more than we give them credit for. The main issue is that they often don't learn what we want them to learn in the moment. If that child keeps trying to ask you for favors in a cutesy way it's most likely because that has worked for him before. If that didn'...


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For the most part, kids learn what they hear. They're not literally parrots, but it helps me to think of them that way sometimes. So, the best way to "train" them out of speech patterns is simply to not use those speech patterns yourself. Consciously avoid using "like" as a filler, and that will reinforce better speech patterns. My ...


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